16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Phoenix
— 4 nights

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Step off the beaten path and head to Clyfford Still Museum and Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, take a stroll through Historic Olde Town Arvada, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Denver day trip planning website.

Detroit to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in December, you will find days in Denver are a bit warmer (43°F), and nights are little chillier (19°F). You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Eyrie Castle and Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Divide and see Mueller State Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls and look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Waterfall
Helen Hunt Falls
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State Park
Mueller State Park
4.7

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Gruet Winery and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to The Stables at Tamaya and Red Door Brewing Company.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Albuquerque trip planner.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Albuquerque in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 28°F. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phoenix.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Trails · Wineries · Outdoors

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Winery / Vineyard
Gruet Winery
4.2
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Natural History Museum
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Sharlot Hall Museum and Pueblo Grande Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Whiskey Row and Prescott Brewing Company. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Wells Fargo Museum, get great views at Dobbins Lookout, examine the collection at Arizona Capitol Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in December, with highs in Phoenix at 68°F and lows at 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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Must see
Whiskey Row
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Art Gallery
Wells Fargo Museum
4.6

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